clozapine

noun clo·za·pine \ ˈklō-zə-ˌpēn \

Definition of clozapine

: an antipsychotic drug C18H19ClN4 used in the treatment of schizophrenia

Origin and Etymology of clozapine

International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + -zapine, alteration of -azepine (as in benzodiazepine)


Medical Dictionary

clozapine

noun clo·za·pine \ ˈklō-zə-ˌpēn \

medical Definition of clozapine

: an antipsychotic drug C18H19ClN4 with serious side effects (as seizures and agranulocytosis) that is used in the management of schizophrenia
Note: Clozapine is marketed under the trademark Clozaril.

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